Drawing from literature, anthropology, and psychology, author Carol S. Pearson clearly defines six heroic archetypes--the Innocent, the Orphan, the Wanderer, the Warrior, the Altruist, and the Magician--and shows how we can use these powerful guides
Twelve Archetypes to Help Us Find Ourselves and Transform Our World
Author: Carol S. Pearson
Pubpsher: Harper Collins
"The heroic quest is about saying 'yes' to yourself and in so doing, becoming more fully alive and more effective in the world. . . . The quest is replete with dangers and pitfalls, but it offers great rewards: the capacity to be successful in the world, knowledge of the mysteries of the human soul, and the opportunity to find and express your unique gifts in the world." In this bold and original work, Carol S. Pearson shows that the heroic quest isn't just for certain people under special circumstances. Exploring the many heroic paths available to each of us, at every point in our lives, her innovative program enables us to live heroically by activating and applying twelve archetypes in our lives. This companion to the bestselling The Hero Within outlines twelve archetypal patterns that can aid inner development and the quest for wholeness. These archetypes are inner guides that can help us prepare for the journey, by learning how to become successful members of society; embark upon the quest, by becoming initiated into the mysteries of the human soul; and return to transform our lives as a result of claiming our uniqueness and personal power. Writing for individuals seeking to realize their full potential and professionals engaged in empowering others, Pearson shows how journeys differ by the age, gender, and cultural background of the seeker, and how archetypes help awaken the capacities of our psyches. A unique diagnostic test, the Heroic Myth Index, and exercise are included to help us understand and awaken our inner guides.
This is a guide for those who are considering giving their lives to service, whether it be the Peace Corps, AmeriCares, or overseas mission work. It is also for those who have done short term volunteerism for NGOs and need to process the experience. Giving our lives to others is a deeply psychological and spiritual process. There are well know guideposts identified in the treatise as well as the author's personal lessons from years of work in distant lands.
Release on 2012-06-19 | by Dr. Darren R.J. LaLonde
How to Face Your Fears
Author: Dr. Darren R.J. LaLonde
Category: Health & Fitness
I was around ten years old, sleeping in the back seat of my mom’s car, parked during evenings at the Detroit River. I looked out the window at the stars, as I feared morning until by exhaustion I would fall asleep. I often woke up having wet my pants from my very real and imagined fears. By day, my mom would look for work and wash clothes while I hung out with the old black guys that would spend their day fishing in the Detroit River. I thought I was the only one who grew up in fear, in a world of abuse, until at thirteen I finally met my half-brother at a professional boxing match. He was in sitting next to our dad. Donny looked at me from inside the ring, trying to figure out who I was as the fight announcer was making his formal introductions. All we had shared at this point was the same biological father. Little did we know...
Following his mother's advice to dream big, Red, a curious purple colored ant, embarks on an adventure with his best friend, Memi, a shy and loving porcupine. Red sets out to become a superhero, but instead, discovers his hero within. This is the first of a series of heartwarming children's books about the adventures of two friends, as they journey together through life's experiences and discover the meaning of true friendship.
"Olaf's friend at the orphanage in Arendelle village is a spunky girl named Hedda with a big imagination and dreams of adventure. When Kristoff passes through the village and witnesses two kids bullying Hedda, he is drawn to help. He recalls his own experience with bullying during his childhood and assures her that there is hope on the horizon. Things start to look up when Hedda is invited to dinner at Arendelle Castle! Ecstatic, Hedda shares the news with the orphanage and is prepared for the best night ever. But as she makes her way to the castle, the two bullies return, and turn Hedda's joyous day into one of sadness. Feeling alone and unwanted, Hedda runs away on a journey to the Forbidden Land, to prove herself on her own. Facing dangerous heights and treacherous elements, Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Sven, and Olaf must find Hedda before it's too late. Along the way, Kristoff confronts his past and everyone learns valuable lessons about differences and understanding--even the two bullies!"--Amazon.com.